Roles of different actors in national quality assurance regimes: Who does what, and does it matter?

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Author(s)Marita Hilliges, Åsa Kettis
Several types of actors participate and have different responsibilities in national QA regimes – institutions, rectors’ conferences, QA agencies, governments, parliaments – and often student organisations, labour market representatives and professional bodies. There are, within limits, alternative ways of distributing roles between these actors. Deriving from the notion that higher education quality is a common national goal, these role distributions can be viewed as different ways to cooperate towards achieving this goal. One important dimension rates QA regimes from low to high regarding the involvement of the institutions in the development and execution of the QA system. The aim of this workshop is to start a discussion about the possible pros and cons of different role distributions, based on examples of national QA regimes in different countries.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2013 8th EQAF